Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Greetings from Prof R V Raja Kumar, Director

DirectorDear All

Today marks the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi ji the father of the Nation. The day is also celebrated as “International Day of Non-Violence” in remembrance of the ‘Mahatma’ and to honour his path of Ahimsa (non-violence). The concepts of ‘Satya’, ‘Ahimsa’ and ‘Satyagraha’ are eternally valid and globally applicable. This auspicious day assumes special significance as the nation celebrates the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and on this occasion let us all pay homage to the great personality who taught the world that even the toughest wars can be won with peace and truth.

On this day we are commemorating the birth anniversary of another legendary personality Shri Lal Bahadur Shastriji, former Prime Minister, pay our respectful tributes to him, derive inspiration from his life, and rededicate ourselves to uphold the values he stood for.

I take this opportunity to call upon every IITian to join the campaign called by Shri Narendra Modiji, the Hon’ble Prime Minister, by committing towards the "Swachchhata" of our mother land starting from our own premises.

With best wishes,
Prof R V Raja Kumar
Director, IIT Bhubaneswar